Here ya go Lucksi: A .pdf FILLED with statistics
A few interesting bits and pieces:
State of Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services wrote:-Analyses indicate a decline in both nonfatal firearm incidents and victims over the past several years. In 1993, the firearm crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 residents. By 2009, this rate had decreased to 1.4 per 1,000 residents. Likewise, in 1993, 11 percent of all violent crimes involved a firearm. By 2009, this had decreased to eight percent.
-There is often more than one offense (i.e., crime) that occurs within a given incident. Consequently, of the 36,318 incidents reported in OIBRS between 2007-2009, there were 43,653 corresponding offenses. Three offenses—robbery, weapon law violations, and aggravated assault—made up over 78 percent of all offenses reported.
-Between 1999 and 2008, there were 10,270 deaths caused by firearms. Suicides were the most frequently reported cause of death due to firearms, accounting for 63 percent of all deaths. Thirty-four percent were assaults (homicides) by firearms. Two percent of deaths were due to the accidental discharge of a firearm, and in less than one percent the intent was undetermined.
Graphs are in the paper, if you'd like to know how many people "got shot" each year. While there does appear to be a slight trend upward, that does not necessarily (and I believe is unlikely to) correlate with the passage of the discussed law. The trend appeared before the law was passed in 2003, and there was no particular spike in the years following the law.
The use of statistically insignificant in this article is used to show lives saved by the lawful use of a licensed handgun for self defense significantly outweighs the statistic for lives lost by the unlawful use of a licensed handgun. You can argue that if there were no guns held by these people, no lives would have been lost which is obviously a fantastic thing. However, that does open up the question of how many lives would not have been saved.
While you're obviously troll-baiting in the last statement, I'll try to address it. Murder is defined as killing someone unlawfully, therefore it is impossible by definition to "legally murder" someone. If you maintain it should never be lawful to kill someone, that's a different discussion that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with your beef with legal firearms, they're simply a method used, not the act.
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